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quality six sigma

Quality Six Sigma Style is Important on Many Levels

Quality control in Six Sigma is an ongoing endeavor and requires a mindset of having a success rate of 99.9997%. This requires consistent monitoring for defects, waste, and variation using specific Lean Six Sigma tools, such as: Value Stream Mapping Regression Analysis Pareto Chart Kaizen  Poke-Yoke Now let’s talk about what creates a habit. A […]

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The Kaizen Mindset Forever

Kaizen should be a way of life for all things; it is a mindset of small continuous improvements. Let’s use a simple example that many can relate to. Let’s say you own a house, and that house eventually will need to be painted, a new roof, new flooring or perhaps a new kitchen. What most […]

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Free ISSSP Lean Six Sigma Webinar

Have you ever wished that there was one place where all the resources about Lean Six Sigma were made available to you? A place where you could get all your Lean Six Sigma questions answered accurately, by Lean Six Sigma experts? Well, your wish has come true — ISSSP is just that place! The International […]

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Use the Six Sigma DMAIC Tool and They Will Listen

Clean up your way of communicating by using Six Sigma DMAIC. The main issue with people not being heard is they aren’t communicating in an effective and concise way. Ever notice that when someone is passionate about a topic, their tone is different? That’s because they are well-versed on the subject matter.  When discussing topics […]

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The Project Charter and Define Phase Are Inseparable

When working towards process improvements, believe it or not, the Define phase of DMAIC takes on an extra level of importance. Why? Well, you can’t assume that everyone is going to interpret the cause of the issue or problem in the same way. So the structured template of the Define phase covers all bases. The […]

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Get on Board with Our Six Sigma Jumpstart Course

With the current demands on your time, what do you if you are truly motivated to understand the Lean Six Sigma roadmap so that you can get started on that project you’ve been putting off at work? STOP! 6Sigma.us has the solution and it’s called Jumpstart! We’ll cover the basics on how to scope your […]

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Lean Six Sigma For Good: Book by Brion Hurley

Brion Hurley decided enough is enough — we need to start fixing things now for our future generations. Brion gets his superpower from Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. In his new book, titled “Lean Six Sigma For Good,” Brion states that Lean and Six Sigma work to solve issues in nonprofit organizations as it does […]

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voice of customer

In the World of Six Sigma It’s All About the Customer

Those who aren’t familiar with Six Sigma may not know about the Voice of Customer (VOC) tool and its importance. They feel that if you give a customer too much, that it might cost your business too much money and furthermore it would be a waste. This could not be further from the truth! Listening […]

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Six Sigma Software, Minitab

Minitab is a great Six Sigma software for collecting the exact data you need, regardless of the industry you’re in. Here at 6Sigma, we have a great book that will give you all the information you need to use Minitab, Applying Six Sigma Using Minitab 3rd Edition. As we all know, Six Sigma is all about […]

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root cause analysis course

Six Sigma’s Root Cause Analysis Is a Must for Business

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is one fundamental Six Sigma methodology that will change your life. It will give you subtle confidence when issues occur, helping you get to the root of the problem. The best part of the methodology are the tools; they can be used to get to the root of any problem in […]

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Get to Know Your Lean Fundamentals

We are well into 2019, and it’s time to challenge yourself into making a real impact in your business. 6Sigma.us is offering classes for both beginner or advanced Six Sigma students.  Today we are throwing focus on Six Sigma’s Lean Fundamentals Course with Certification. This is undoubtedly the best around. Remember, “Lean” centers around the […]

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Happy Holidays from the 6Sigma.us Family

As 2018 comes to a close and the holidays are approaching, we reflect on what a great year it has been!  Our offices at 6Sigma.us will be closed December 24-25 so that our 6Sigma family can spend time celebrating the holidays with their families and friends.  All of us at 6Sigma.us want to take this […]

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Top Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Course at 6sigma.us

Have you wanted to solve an issue or problem and get to the root cause so it won’t happen again? Perhaps you have a problem with an unknown cause. Do you know how to solve a problem with an unknown cause? If these questions have piqued your interest, then our 3-day course at 6Sigma.us, appropriately […]

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6sigma.us Roundup: Looking Back at 2018

As we start to wind down 2018, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our popular posts at 6sigma.us for the year. From Kaizen events to the ideal Six Sigma project champion, we explored a lot of different topics of interest for the Six Sigma professional. Whether you’re deciding to dip your […]

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Special Training for DFSS Designed by 6sigma.us

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is gaining in popularity as more businesses are beginning to take heed to what their customers want. We are offering two great courses for DFSS; one is a self-paced online course, and the other is taught by Master Black Belt Peter Peterka. Our self-paced program can be accessed globally and […]

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What is a Kaizen Process Mapping Event?

At the heart of every organization is a business model with processes that were created to serve their customers. The success of these processes determine how well the customer is satisfied. These processes can, however, become frustrating and inefficient for the organization and its workers. Many businesses don’t fully understand all of the complex details […]

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

What is a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Event?

Within the context of manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) refers to a system of maintenance and improvement of production and quality systems through the use of machines, employees, processes, and equipment which give an organization its value. A three to five-day TPM event is focused on ensuring that your work process equipment is kept in […]

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What is a 5S Event?

5S is a popular and commonly-used tool in Lean manufacturing and is used for the optimization of workplace conditions. Often, 5S is used as a key building block within many lean continuous improvement efforts. This is because this tool not only offers a solid base on which improvements can be established but also gets workers […]

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Kaizen Burst

What is a Kaizen Burst Event?

A Kaizen Burst event, which is also called a Rapid Process Improvement (RPI), is a three to five day event. Unlike a process mapping event, whose focus is on planning a list of improvements, a burst event is all about quick implementation and rapid results in a short period by focusing on achieving dramatic improvements […]

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Standard Work

What is a Standard Work Event?

Besides being one of the most powerful tools in the lean toolbox, Standard Work is one of the least understood and seldom used. Through documenting current best practices and evaluating the process flow, Standardized Work provides a baseline for continuous improvement or Kaizen. “Where there is no standard, there can be no Kaizen” – Taiichi […]

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